03 - 07 - 2014 Accused Centre Co. child sex offender waives hearing
[CDT] - The Pleasant Gap man who was charged with more than 1,000 counts of child sexual abuse has waived his appearance in court. This week, 33-y/o Eric Todd Crader was in the Centre County Courthouse on Wednesday, but not for his scheduled preliminary hearing. He met with his new attorney, Richard Settgast. Court officials said he was also there for bail purposes. Crader originally was listed as continuing his preliminary hearing until March 12. Court documents show it being continued until April 9. However, court officials confirmed that he did waive that hearing during Wednesdayâs visit to Bellefonte. Crader is charged with 1,278 counts relating to the sexual abuse of two children over the course of two years.